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Today America is made up of many different kinds of people There are so many cultures that make America unique Ethnic America by Thomas Sowell gives an excellent example about why these different groups immigrated from there homelands to come to America Sowell also mentions the economic and cultural contributions made by these different cultures to our nation The author didnt leave any stone unturned and traces each culture from thier homeland to thier economic standing in todays society Most of the people that immigrate to America today are fleeing poverty or persecution in thier own countries This is not only true today but the same reasons people came to America in the past The immigrants from Europe demonstrate the largest quantity of immigrant looking for freedom The Irish although free lived as a conquered people pg 19 The British controlled every aspect of their lives Irish life expectancy was low and they were extremely poor The Germans however fled to escape the power of petty rulers and religious persecution In reality the Germans that flocked to America were Prussians who left thier homelands before Germany was formed Their lives were played against each other by their rulers which seemed to have never changed until the removal of the Berlin wall or Iron Curtain The Jews left their homes over a span of time for one reason and one reasonably religious persecution From 70 AD to the early twentieth century Jews have been seeking religious freedom in countries other than thier own Italian immigrants came for reasons varying from poverty to the varying languages and cultures of Italy Cultural freedom is not the only reason that immigrants leave thier countries though The Asian immigrants came to the new world to escape political upset the Chinese and Japanese immigrants left their homelands to seek refuge from the constantly changing political rulers of thier time Latins came to America for the sole reason
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